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    difference between GCSE's and IGCSE's?

    hey
    does anybdy here have anyidea btween the diff between exams of IGCSE and GCSE/?
    REGARDS

    #2
    I dont know but I took the GCE (From the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate)... One of my friends took IGCSE and he told me it was alot simpler...
    www.cie.org.uk might help

    or
    www.ucles.org.uk

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      #3
      yeah ive heard IGCSE are much simpler than GCSE's but despite the name INTERNATIONALGCSE, normal GCSE's are more recognised in Universities.

      I did my GCSE's from Edexcel..

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        #4
        Originally posted by Spock:
        I dont know but I took the GCE (From the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate)... One of my friends took IGCSE and he told me it was alot simpler...
        Spock, how do GCE and GCSE compare? My impression is that GCSE is harder. True?

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          #5
          Samb, u got me there... However, from what Ive heard, GCEs are harder... I personally took the GCEs and while studying we often used GCSE books and found the examinations and tets in it to be a piece of cake... Personally, I dont even think the GCEs are tough, if youre consistent... I did the same and I got straight As in both O and A levels... I also believe that solving and analyzing the past 10 years examinations helps a great deal... I saw lots of Multiple Choice Questions both in O and A levels that were repeated...
          www.ucles.org
          (Site for the university of cambridge local examinations syndicate)

          www.cie.org.pk
          (Site for Cambridge International Examinations, where u can find downloadable copies of the syllabi)

          The best thing about Alevels in that you get credit at university level... I got 24 credits for my alevels, and that like more than what we take in one semester at college...

          [This message has been edited by Spock (edited June 09, 2002).]

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            #6
            I'm surprised that you think otherwise. When I took O-Levels we were always told that GCSE was harder. And the topic came up a lot too because our college had shifted their affiliations from GCSE at Cambridge to GCE at London. Either way all Levels' systems are quite fantastic and are much better than FSc and Matric.

            You are right about the bit that to get good grades in any Levels exam, do lots and lots of old exams. Frankly I found doing old exams more useful than actually doing course coverage. So people who are doing O/A Levels now, do lots of old exams and the A's will be flooding in.

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              #7
              samb, i took the ones from cambridge, but they were GCE...

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                #8
                Well i did the GCE London board and found them easier than the IGCSEs.
                The fact that IGCSEs have a grade higher than A (the A*) makes Grade A a little ummm... below par.


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                  #9
                  Re: difference between GCSE's and IGCSE's?

                  GCSE's are the General Certificate in Secondary Education in the Uk- equivalent of the " o" Levels - the IGCSE's are the International Version that are studied globally
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                    #10
                    Re: difference between GCSE's and IGCSE's?

                    They replaced the O level and were introduced in 1990 afer the Uk educational system was " Reorganised".....they are more modular and therefore coursework weighted.
                    .....But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
                    I have spread my dreams under your feet,
                    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

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                      #11
                      Re: difference between GCSE's and IGCSE's?

                      also note that GCE's (are a-levels ) are studied after GCSE in uk. Thus GCE are meant to be hard than GCSE's

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